A new series of 2-(4-bromobenzyl)- and 2-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-benzimidazole derivatives containing 1,2,4-triazole, 1,3,4-thiadiazole, 1,3,4-oxadiazole, and morpholine rings has been synthesized. The structures of the newly synthesized compounds were confirmed by H-1 and C-13 NMR and mass spectra, and all substances have been screened for their alpha-glucosidase inhibitory, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. Hydrazide, oxadiazole, thiosemicarbazide, and 1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol derivatives showed very good ABTS scavenging activities (IC50 1.94-4.79 mu M). Oxadiazole and thiosemicarbazide derivatives also revealed notable DPPH scavenging activity. 5-[(2-(4-Bromobenzyl)-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)methyl]-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thiol was found to be more potent than acarbose. 2-(4-Fluorobenzyl)-1H-benz- imidazole was effective against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, especially, M. smegmatis.